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House Calls: Managing rheumatoid arthritis

Apr 23, 2014 3:06am

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects small joints in your hands and feet. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of joints, causing pain and swelling. This...

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District marks National School Lunch Week

Nov 20, 2013 3:06am

The Paris School District celebrated National School Lunch Week October 14-18.

The theme of this year’s event was School Lunches Across the USA.

Prizes were given out by drawing to...

House Calls: Diabetic neuropathy

Nov 20, 2013 3:06am

Diabetic neuropathy is damage to nerves that occurs because of elevated blood sugar. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes. Signs and...

<p>The cost is going down: This chart illustrates the trend in the price of serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, as calculated by Farm Bureau of Arkansas. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 28th annual survey, it will cost $42.63 for a family of 10, or $4.26 per person, to enjoy the feast. Last year’s average was $45.12.</p>

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner will cost less this year

Updated: Nov 20, 2013 6:11am

It will cost families less to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to lower prices for frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 28th annual...

Master Gardener: The facinating holly

Nov 20, 2013 3:05am

Its common name linked to the word “holy,” holly has been the object of secular fascination and sacred ritual from almost the dawn of recorded Western history. The Druids, a priestly class of...

House Calls: What is fifth disease?

Nov 13, 2013 5:31am

If you walk into our schools lately you may see children who look like they have been slapped on the cheeks. There is an illness called fifth disease, which is also known as slapped cheek disease...

Master Gardener: November gardening notes

Nov 13, 2013 5:22am

Just what is a weed? To me, they are often “happy accidents” - reseedings by birds, etc. Ask a farmer growing a crop in the bottoms that gets invaded by “undesirables” and you’ll get a different...

Master Gardener: What Perfumes Your Yard?

Nov 06, 2013 6:17am

Landscapes should engage the senses. Visual effect is most obvious, but what about the more subtle effect of scent. Occasionally I’ll sit in the yard, close my eyes and see what stimulates the...

Houce Calls: A diet for diabetics

Nov 06, 2013 5:50am

Diabetes is a disease in which a person has a high blood glucose or sugar level. This can be caused by the body not producing enough insulin or the body not reacting to the insulin it produces....

House calls: Dealing with diabetes

Oct 30, 2013 3:06am

Diabetes is a disease in which a person has a high blood glucose level (blood sugar).

This may be caused by the body not producing enough insulin and/or because the body’s cells do not...

Master Gardener: It’s time to talk about tools

Oct 30, 2013 3:06am

Let’s cover pointers concerning selection, care and storage of your lawn and garden tools. Purchase only those lawn and garden machines that you can service yourself, unless you have the time and...

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